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Auerhahn, N.C. (1979). The Purloined 'Letter' or the Displaced, Misplaced Subject. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 6:341-348.

(1979). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 6:341-348

The Purloined 'Letter' or the Displaced, Misplaced Subject

Nanette C. Auerhahn

SUMMARY

The three perspectives of an analysis, that of the patient, the analyst, and the theory (represented by the supervisor) are discussed in light of a structuralist interpretation of the concept of identity in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Purloined Letter'. Emphasis is placed on the particular blindness and insight inherent in each perspective.

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